If you’re the type of person that loves a little bit of everything, then a hybrid bed may be right for you. Hybrids combine the best of both worlds, giving you the softness of foam and the pushback support of coils.
The Layla Hybrid is also more versatile than most since you can flip this hybrid mattress over: one side sleeps softer, while the other side sleeps firmer. This is a rare quality in a hybrid mattress.
Keep reading our in-depth review to find out if the Layla Hybrid is the right mattress for you.
Watch Our Layla Hybrid Video Review
Who We Recommend The Layla Hybrid For:
- Online shopping newbies – Buying a mattress online may feel intimidating since you don’t know exactly how the bed will feel. Layla gives you a 120-night risk-free trial, and the flippable design gives you two unique experiences in one bed.
- Couples – This bed has lots of versatility that could appeal to couples with different sleep needs. The thicker coils around the perimeter should also allow you and your bedmate to use the entire surface of the bed for sleeping and other bedroom activities.
- Petite sleepers – Lighter individuals can often find that many mattresses feel too firm for them, especially if they sleep on their side. The softer side of the Layla Hybrid could be a good fit for this group of people.
Who We Don’t Recommend The Layla Hybrid For:
- People who want a traditionally firm mattress – Even the firmer side of this bed is still closer to a medium-firm feel. For heavier folks or dedicated stomach sleepers, this hybrid may feel too soft and lack the support these individuals need.
- Sensitive sleepers who share a bed – With the addition of the coils in this mattress, you’re likely to experience some motion transfer compared to all-foam mattress options.That being said, the coils are individually pocketed to help curb motion transfer, and the foams will help as well. However, if any motion transfer bothers you, an all-foam mattress with memory foam may be preferred.
First Impressions: Firmness & Feel
Firmness Scale: 4/10 (Soft side) 7/10 (Firm side)
Please remember that firmness is a subjective characteristic and your shape will dictate how you experience a bed. A heavier person whose weight can more easily push through softer comfort and support layers may experience a bed as softer than a lightweight person. The way you are shaped could also play a role here. Consider your weight, shape, and size when evaluating firmness scores.
Our mattress firmness scale rates beds as 1-10, with 1 being ultra-soft and 10 being ultra-firm.The soft side of the Layla Hybrid rates at a 4 out of 10, and the firm side rates at a 7 out of 10. This means that the Soft side will be better suited for lighter-weight individuals, side sleepers, and those who prefer a softer bed, whereas the firm side will likely feel better for average and heavyweight sleepers, as well as some lighter-weight stomach sleepers.
The cushioning of the foam layers, though, means that the firm side may not feel as rigid as other firm options on the market.
How Does It Feel?
The Layla Hybrid arrives in a large duffle bag with carrying straps inside. Built-in handles on the cover should also help with set-up and flipping this bed over so you can try out both sides. Once unrolled, it may take a day to reach its full shape.
Testing out the softer side, you should feel the plush memory layers provide a deep hug. Flipping it over, the firmer side should provide a gentle cradle, leaving you feeling more on top of the mattress.
What We Like About the Layla Hybrid
- It’s a great value – With this product, you are essentially getting two mattresses for the price of one. On the one side, it’s soft, but if you flip it over, you get a firmer mattress.
- It works for most sleep positions – Since this bed can be either firm or soft, it is a good fit for multiple sleeping positions.
- It sleeps cool – The foam in this bed features an open-cell design and is infused with copper, which can draw heat away from the body. Plus, it has coils, which offer more airflow than an all-foam bed.
Our Layla Hybrid Complaints
- Not great for all bodies – Heavyweight side sleepers might appreciate the firm side of this bed, but neither side will feel supportive for back and stomach sleepers over 230 pounds.
- It doesn’t come with a lifetime warranty – Some beds in this price range include a lifetime warranty, but the Layla Hybrid comes with just a 10-year one.
- It’s not easy to flip – This mattress is flippable, but a Queen does weigh 104 pounds, so be sure to have someone help you flip it.
Testing the Layla Hybrid: How it Performed
When we test out mattresses, we are looking at specific features in order to determine who will benefit most from the mattress. These features include cooling, motion isolation, bounce, and edge support. We also lie on the mattress in different sleeping positions to see how the bed stacks up for pressure relief and support in each posture.
Sleeping Positions for Different Body Types
According to Layla, this hybrid bed is designed to support up to 800 pounds for a Queen and up to 900 pounds for a King. As we mentioned, though, sleepers over 230 pounds may not feel well supported on this bed, even though they are within the bed’s weight capacity. You should consider both your weight and sleep position when determining whether or not a bed is a good fit for you.
|Weight||Side Sleepers||Back Sleepers||Stomach Sleepers
|Lightweight Sleepers (-130 lbs)||★★★||★★★||★★★|
|Average-Weight Sleepers (130-230 lbs)||★★★||★★★||☆☆☆|
|Heavyweight Sleepers (+230 lbs)||★★★||★★☆||☆☆☆|
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight side sleepers should benefit from the contouring and pressure relief of the Soft side.
- Average-Weight Sleepers – Average-weight side sleepers should also do best on the Soft side, feeling a nice cushion on their joints.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavyweight sleepers may experience too much sinkage on the Soft side, whereas the Firm side should feel more like a gentle cradle on the hip and shoulder.
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight back sleepers should be able to comfortably use either side of this mattress for good spinal alignment; it will just depend on whether you prefer a soft or firm feel.
- Average-Weight Sleepers – The same is true for average-weight back sleepers: If you prefer a soft mattress, the soft side will be a good fit; if you prefer a firm mattress, just flip it over.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Some heavyweight sleepers might be comfortable on the Firm side of this mattress, though those over 230 pounds might find that it is still too soft.
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight stomach sleepers should find the Firm side of this bed solid enough to keep their hips in proper alignment.
- Average-Weight Sleepers – Most average-weight sleepers will likely find both sides of this mattress too soft to sleep on their stomachs.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavyweight sleepers who regularly sleep on their stomachs should avoid the Layla Hybrid. Instead, you’ll want to look for a firmer mattress or one specifically a mattress for heavier sleepers.
Pressure Relief & Pain
Regardless of which side you choose on the Layla Hybrid, the foam layers with built-in zoning are designed to cradle your body and relieve pressure in key areas like the shoulders and hips. Unlike most foams that allow the entire body to sink in, these feature variable support, which means your lighter areas will get the relief they need, while your midsection and lumbar region should be well supported.
Back Pain – The zoned foams in this mattress should fill in the space between the shoulders and hips, keeping the spine in a neutral alignment. However, stomach sleepers above 130 pounds with lower back pain should find something more firm.
Hip Pain – For side sleepers, the hips can hurt if a mattress is too firm. On the Soft side, the Layla Hybrid should gently cradle the hip while still supporting it. However, the Soft side is not firm enough to support the hips while stomach sleeping, which could exacerbate hip pain.
Shoulder Pain – As with the hips, those with shoulder pain will likely enjoy something more plush and pressure-relieving. This bed is excellent for relieving shoulder pain, especially on the Soft side, for most sleepers.
While memory foam shines when it comes to pressure relief, pocketed coils are known for offering the pushback support you need to keep the spine in neutral alignment. The copper-infused top layer is designed to react under the weight of your body to provide extra support.
The foams should contour to your natural curves, filling in the space around the lumbar region, while the pocketed coils offer buoyancy and support. You are likely to feel more on top of this bed on the firmer side since the softer option has more sinkage. This hybrid’s responsiveness should also help with repositioning and getting in and out of bed.
Anyone who shares a bed — whether it’s with a partner, kids, or furry friends — likely knows something about nighttime disturbances when those bedmates are getting in and out of bed or just rolling around. How much motion you feel on one part of the bed when somebody moves is referred to as “motion transfer.”
Luckily, this hybrid bed is designed with individually pocketed coils and layers of memory foam that minimize motion transfer, so most people should sleep through the night. Of course, it still has a bit of bounce because of the springs, so sensitive sleepers might prefer an all-foam alternative.
Temperature Regulation / Cooling
Unlike traditional memory foam that tends to retain heat throughout the night, Layla infuses copper into the foam. Copper’s natural ability to conduct heat should help keep the mattress cool. Additionally, the innerspring unit should further keep things cool by providing more airflow.
Performance for Couples
This is an excellent bed for most couples. It has a lot of versatility, which makes it a good fit for couples with different needs. It also features thicker coils around the perimeter of the mattress, making the entire surface of the bed usable.
Even though it doesn’t have quite the motion isolation that an all-foam bed does, it should still do the job for most sleepers. Plus, it has a bit of bounce, which can be preferable for some sexually-active couples.
Similar to the popular bed-in-a-box delivery method, Layla ships this mattress to your doorstep. Inside the box, the mattress is in a large bag that includes handy carrying straps. Direct shipping saves the company money, which they pass along to customers in the way of affordable pricing.
This unique mattress can be flipped over, featuring a Soft side and a Firm side. This is great news for sleepers who like variety or who can’t decide between the two.
Exceptional Edge Support
Poor edge support can reduce the usable sleeping space and make it difficult to sit on the edge of the mattress. The Layla Hybrid has a double layer of higher gauge coils along the perimeter to offer the same exceptional support across the entire surface of the bed.
Adjustable Base Compatible
Unlike innerspring units that are all connected, these individually pocketed coils move independently, so they are ideal for adjustable bases.
Made in the USA
Construction: What’s Inside the Layla Hybrid?
The Layla Hybrid stands 13 inches tall with a total of five layers. The charcoal gray cover is designed to be light and airy for breathability, and the zipper allows you to remove the cover for easy cleaning.
Let’s take a deeper look at this dual-sided hybrid, working from the Soft side down.
- The first layer contains 2.5 inches of copper-gel memory foam. The copper works to cool the product and maintain a comfortable temperature, while the memory foam’s variable support works to provide spinal lift, deep compression relief, and breathability. This layer also includes antimicrobial odor control.
- The following 2 inches of Max Airflow support foam contains deep channels for maximum cooling and zoned surface modification technology (SMT). The SMT provides customized support for a wide variety of needs.
- The middle features a 6-inch layer of 14-gauge individually pocketed coils that are designed to offer pushback support and bounce while helping to isolate motion at its source.
- The perimeter is reinforced with a double row of 16-gauge coils to provide enhanced edge support.
- Beneath is the transitional layer on the firmer side and consists of 1.5 inches of the same surface modification technology for zoned support.
- The last layer also serves as the firm top layer and features one inch of copper-infused memory foam for a soft and supportive feel.
Unboxing & Off-Gassing
Unpacking the mattress from the bag and setting it up should take about 10 to 15 minutes total, with the help of a friend. Remember, this mattress may be a simple setup, but it is heavy – the Queen weighs 104 pounds.
Once you’ve set it up, you’ll want to keep it in a well-ventilated room for about 24 to 48 hours so it can fully decompress and any chemical smell can dissipate. This is a perfectly normal part of the process for most beds containing foam.
- CertiPUR-US® certified: The foams in this bed are CertiPUR-US® certified. CertiPUR-US® is a third-party program that ensures the foams meet rigorous health and safety standards. This means they don’t contain harmful substances like ozone depleters, PBDEs, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates. They should also have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
Coupons, Trials, Warranties, and Shipping
- Shipping – Free shipping is available to the lower 48 states and to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada for an additional fee.
- Trial – A 120-night sleep trial is provided, so you can test out one (or both) sides of this bed risk-free.
- Warranty – The bed comes with a 10-year warranty.
- Return Policy – Layla offers a Money Back Guarantee, meaning, if you don’t love your Layla Hybrid, you can return it for a full refund within your first 120 nights. Layla will pick up the mattress free of charge.
Sizes & Prices
|Size||Dimensions (inches)||Price (w/o discount)|
|Twin||38” x 75” x 13”||$1,299|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 13”||$1,399|
|Full||54” x 75” x 13”||$1,599|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 13”||$,1699|
|King||76” x 80” x 13”||$1,899|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 13”||$1,899|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Layla Hybrid mattress good for back pain?
The Layla Hybrid features zoned support, which means it will be more supportive beneath areas like the lumbar spine and hips and softer underneath the shoulders. This, in addition to its supportive coils, makes it an excellent choice for those with back pain. Side sleepers with back pain will do better with the Soft side, while some back and stomach sleepers will do better on the Firm.
Does the Layla Hybrid sleep hot?
The Layla Hybrid sleeps cooler than other mattresses that contain foam due to its innerspring coils and copper-infused open-cell foam, which is breathable and cooling.
How thick is the Layla Hybrid mattress?
The Layla Hybrid mattress is 13 inches thick.
What are the negatives of a hybrid mattress?
Hybrid mattresses are generally a good fit for sleepers who want the support and buoyancy of an innerspring mattress combined with the pressure relief of a foam mattress. That said, hybrid mattresses won’t have the same level of motion isolation that an all-foam mattress will, and they tend to be more expensive.
Layla Hybrid vs Other Brands
Layla Hybrid vs Nolah Evolution
- 10-year warranty
- Multiple firmness options
- Lifetime warranty
Who We Recommend the Layla Hybrid For
- Sleepers who want two feels in one product
- Light and average-weight sleepers
- Side sleepers
Who We Recommend the Nolah Evolution For
- Hot sleepers
- Heavyweight sleepers (with the Firm model)
- Shoppers with a higher budget
Layla Hybrid vs Titan Plus
- 4/10 & 7/10 firmness
- Designed for heavy sleepers
- 6.5-7/10 firmness
Who We Recommend the Layla Hybrid For
- Light and average-weight sleepers
- Side sleepers (on the Soft side)
- Those who need more pressure relief and cushioning
Who We Recommend the Titan Plus For
- Heavyweight sleepers
- Those who prefer a firm-feeling bed
- Sleepers who need extra-strong edge support
Layla Hybrid vs Other Layla Models
Layla Hybrid vs Layla Memory Foam
- Soft and Firm sides
- All-foam mattress
- Soft and Firm sides
Who We Recommend the Layla Hybrid For
- Hot sleepers
- Sleepers who want something slightly firmer
- Those who want some bounce
Who We Recommend the Layla Memory Foam For
- People who prefer an all-foam mattress
- Lightweight sleepers
- Sleepers with joint pain
Once again, Layla has created an award-worthy flippable bed that offers a balance of comfort and support for nearly every sleeper. This versatile hybrid bed has two distinct firmness options that should appeal to a wide range of individuals.
Side sleepers should be very impressed by this bed’s ability to conform to the shape of their curves and relieve pressure in sensitive areas. The softer side is well-suited to meet the needs of most side sleepers, but heavier folks who sleep on their sides may prefer the firmer option.
The zoned foams in this mattress should do a good job of filling in the space between the shoulders and hips, while the support from the pocketed coils works to keep the spine in neutral alignment. Most back sleepers will likely prefer the Firm side that keeps them sleeping more on the surface of the bed.
Spinal alignment can be an issue for stomach sleepers since the weight of the hips can cause this area to sink and create an arch in the spine. Our team noticed some slight sinking in the hips and midsection in this position, so while this may work for lightweight sleepers, most will probably find it not firm enough.
This bed should be a good fit for combination sleepers who change positions throughout the night. The firmer side leaves you more on top of the bed, which should be the better side for this group. With the versatility of a hybrid design and two levels of firmness, combination sleepers should feel very comfortable on this bed.
Two unique sides and a balance of pressure relief and support make this a great option for couples with varying needs. This mattress has reinforced edge support and limited motion transfer, so couples should be able to use the entire surface and not have to worry about interrupted sleep when one partner moves around.
While the coils in this mattress should help to offset the sinkage of memory foam under heavier weights, the Layla Hybrid will likely be too soft for sleepers over 230 pounds. Heavier side sleepers may feel well supported on the firmer side, but back and stomach sleepers may want to look at options designed with heavy frames in mind.
Petite sleepers should feel right at home on Layla Hybrid. The plush foams are designed to allow even lighter frames to sink in and experience the full potential of this bed. Lightweight sleepers can enjoy either the Soft or Firm side depending on their preferred sleep position.
Average Weight Sleepers
Average-weight sleepers should feel comfortable and supported on the Layla Hybrid if they sleep on their back or side. However, even the Firm side may not be enough to keep their hips and midsection level for stomach sleeping, so we’d advise average-weight stomach sleepers to go with something else.
We think Layla has created another top-performing bed with the addition of this hybrid model. The company offers a unique and versatile hybrid design at a competitive price point. This is complemented by their 120-night trial, 10-year warranty, and Money Back Guarantee.
The Layla Hybrid is unique in the hybrid world because you can flip this mattress and sleep on either side. On the one side, it will feel soft and contouring – excellent for side sleepers, lightweight sleepers, and average-weight sleepers who prefer a soft mattress. On the other side, it will feel firmer – a good option for those who weigh more, prefer a firmer feel, or sleep on their backs or stomachs.
With the Layla Hybrid, you should get great support, pressure relief, edge support, motion isolation, and cooling. As there are two firmness options in one mattress, the Layla Hybrid is also a great value for the price.
Natalie is a content writer for Sleep Advisor with a deep passion for all things health and a fascination with the mysterious activity that is sleep. Outside of writing about sleep, she is a bestselling author, improviser, and creative writing teacher based out of Austin.
When she's doing none of these things, you will most likely find her outdoors, at the gym, or... asleep.